Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Health, education, employment and self-esteem: On the situation of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Many of the issues featured in today’s post have been topics discussed on this blog for nearly three years now, including the very question, “what … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

“To stop being a racist, my love, is not to fuck a mulata”: Considerations on racist compliments


Note from BW of Brazil: This latest post touches on many of the topics that have been previously discussed here at BW of Brazil. Brazilian-styled racism, the image of black … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

The racist face of Brazil’s miscegenation


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racial identity and classification are topics dealt with frequently on this blog. Brazil’s history and reputation has long been constructed upon the … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 9 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1 In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of race continue to … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Brazilian Model Sacramento on the cover of a special edition of Top magazine featuring only black models In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rapper Nega Gizza on black hair and identity: "Kinky/curly hair, yes. Hard hair, no."


Note from BW of Brazil: Nega Gizza, the Hip Hop moniker of Gisele Gomes de Souza, is a rapper from Rio de Janeiro. The child of a maid, at seven … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rapper Nega Gizza on black hair and identity: "Kinky/curly hair, yes. Hard hair, no."


Nega Gizza, the Hip Hop moniker of Gisele Gomes de Souza, is a rapper from Rio de Janeiro. The child of a maid, at seven years old, she sold beer … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments